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Code like a Pro in C#
Code like a Pro in C#

Critical business applications worldwide are written in the versatile C# language and the powerful .NET platform, running on desktops, cloud systems, and Windows or Linux servers. Code Like a Pro in C# makes it easy to turn your existing abilities in C# or another OO language (such as Java) into practical C# mastery. There's no "Hello World" or Computer Science 101 basics - you'll learn by refactoring an out-of-date legacy codebase, using new techniques, tools, and best practices to bring it up to modern C# standards. You know the basics, now get ready for the next step! Pro-quality C# code is efficient, clean, and fast. Whether you're building user-facing business applications or writing data-intensive backend services, the experience-based, practical techniques in this book will take your C# skills to a new level. Code Like a Pro in C# teaches you to how write clean C# code that's suitable for enterprise applications. In this book, you'll refactor a legacy codebase by applying ...
Learn Quantum Computing with Python and Q#
Learn Quantum Computing with Python and Q#

Learn Quantum Computing with Python and Q# demystifies quantum computing. Using Python and the new quantum programming language Q#, you'll build your own quantum simulator and apply quantum programming techniques to real-world examples including cryptography and chemical analysis. Quantum computers present a radical leap in speed and computing power. Improved scientific simulations and new frontiers in cryptography that are impossible with classical computing may soon be in reach. Microsoft's Quantum Development Kit and the Q# language give you the tools to experiment with quantum computing without knowing advanced math or theoretical physics. Learn Quantum Computing with Python and Q# introduces quantum computing from a practical perspective. Use Python to build your own quantum simulator and take advantage of Microsoft's open source tools to fine-tune quantum algorithms. The authors explain complex math and theory through stories, visuals, and games. You'll learn to apply quant ...
Self-Sovereign Identity
Self-Sovereign Identity

In a world of changing privacy regulations, identity theft, and online anonymity, identity is a precious and complex concept. Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI) is a set of technologies that move control of digital identity from third party "identity providers" directly to individuals, and it promises to be one of the most important trends for the coming decades. Now in Self-Sovereign Identity, privacy and personal data experts Drummond Reed and Alex Preukschat lay out a roadmap for a future of personal sovereignty powered by the Blockchain and cryptography. Cutting through the technical jargon with dozens of practical use cases from experts across all major industries, it presents a clear and compelling argument for why SSI is a paradigm shift, and shows how you can be ready to be prepared for it. Trust on the internet is at an all-time low. Large corporations and institutions control our personal data because we've never had a simple, safe, strong way to prove who we are online. Self-s ...
Haskell in Depth
Haskell in Depth

Turn the corner from "Haskell student" to "Haskell developer." Haskell in Depth explores the important language features and programming skills you'll need to build production-quality software using Haskell. And along the way, you'll pick up some interesting insights into why Haskell looks and works the way it does. Get ready to go deep! Software for high-precision tasks like financial transactions, defense systems, and scientific research must be absolutely, provably correct. As a purely functional programming language, Haskell enforces a mathematically rigorous approach that can lead to concise, efficient, and bug-free code. To write such code you'll need deep understanding. You can get it from this book! Haskell in Depth unlocks a new level of skill with this challenging language. Going beyond the basics of syntax and structure, this book opens up critical topics like advanced types, concurrency, and data processing. You'll discover key parts of the Haskell ecosystem and maste ...
API Design Patterns
API Design Patterns

API Design Patterns reveals best practices for building stable, user-friendly APIs. These design patterns can be applied to solve common API problems and flexibly altered to fit your specific needs. Hands-on examples and relevant use-cases illustrate patterns for API fundamentals, advanced functionalities, and even uncommon scenarios. APIs are contracts that define how applications, services, and components communicate. API design patterns provide a shared set of best practices, specifications and standards that ensure APIs are reliable and simple for other developers to use. This book collects and explains the most important patterns from both the API design community and the experts at Google. API Design Patterns lays out a set of design principles for building internal and public-facing APIs. Google API expert JJ Geewax presents patterns that ensure your APIs are consistent, scalable, and flexible. You'll improve the design of the most common APIs, plus discover techniques for ...
Terraform in Action
Terraform in Action

Terraform in Action introduces the infrastructure-as-code (IaC) model that lets you instantaneously create new components and respond efficiently to changes in demand. You'll use the Terraform automation tool to design and manage servers that can be provisioned, shared, changed, tested, and deployed with a single command. Provision, deploy, scale, and clone your entire stack to the cloud at the touch of a button. In Terraform, you create a collection of simple declarative scripts that define and manage application infrastructure. This powerful infrastructure-as-code approach automates key tasks like versioning and testing for everything from low-level networking to cloud services. Terraform in Action shows you how to automate and scale infrastructure programmatically using the Terraform toolkit. Using practical, relevant examples, you'll use Terraform to provision a Kubernetes cluster, deploy a multiplayer game, and configure other hands-on projects. As you progress to advanced t ...
Advanced Algorithms and Data Structures
Advanced Algorithms and Data Structures

As a software engineer, you'll encounter countless programming challenges that initially seem confusing, difficult, or even impossible. Don't despair! Many of these "new" problems already have well-established solutions. Advanced Algorithms and Data Structures teaches you powerful approaches to a wide range of tricky coding challenges that you can adapt and apply to your own applications. Providing a balanced blend of classic, advanced, and new algorithms, this practical guide upgrades your programming toolbox with new perspectives and hands-on techniques. Can you improve the speed and efficiency of your applications without investing in new hardware? Well, yes, you can: Innovations in algorithms and data structures have led to huge advances in application performance. Pick up this book to discover a collection of advanced algorithms that will make you a more effective developer. Advanced Algorithms and Data Structures introduces a collection of algorithms for complex programming ...
Parallel and High Performance Computing
Parallel and High Performance Computing

Complex calculations, like training deep learning models or running large-scale simulations, can take an extremely long time. Efficient parallel programming can save hours - or even days - of computing time. Parallel and High Performance Computing shows you how to deliver faster run-times, greater scalability, and increased energy efficiency to your programs by mastering parallel techniques for multicore processor and GPU hardware. Write fast, powerful, energy efficient programs that scale to tackle huge volumes of data. Using parallel programming, your code spreads data processing tasks across multiple CPUs for radically better performance. With a little help, you can create software that maximizes both speed and efficiency. Parallel and High Performance Computing offers techniques guaranteed to boost your code's effectiveness. You'll learn to evaluate hardware architectures and work with industry standard tools such as OpenMP and MPI. You'll master the data structures and algor ...
Entity Framework Core in Action, 2nd Edition
Entity Framework Core in Action, 2nd Edition

Entity Framework Core in Action, Second Edition is an in-depth guide to reading and writing databases with EF Core. Revised from the bestselling original edition, it's filled with over 100 diagrams, code snippets, and examples - including building and scaling your own bookselling web application. Learn from author Jon Smith's extensive experience working with EF Core in production, as you discover time-saving patterns and best practices for security, performance tuning, and unit testing. Entity Framework radically simplifies data access in .NET applications. This easy-to-use object-relational mapper (ORM) lets you write database code in pure C#. It automatically maps classes to database tables and enables queries with standard LINQ commands. It even generates SQL, so you don't have to! Entity Framework Core in Action, Second Edition teaches you to write flawless database interactions for .NET applications. Following relevant examples from author Jon Smith's extensive experience, ...
Spring Microservices in Action, 2nd Edition
Spring Microservices in Action, 2nd Edition

By dividing large applications into separate self-contained units, Microservices are a great step toward reducing complexity and increasing flexibility. Spring Microservices in Action, 2nd Edition teaches you how to build microservice-based applications using Java and the Spring platform. This second edition is fully updated for the latest version of Spring, with expanded coverage of API routing with Spring Cloud Gateway, logging with the ELK stack, metrics with Prometheus and Grafana, security with the Hashicorp Vault, and modern deployment practices with Kubernetes and Istio. Building and deploying microservices can be easy in Spring! Libraries like Spring Boot, Spring Cloud, and Spring Cloud Gateway reduce the boilerplate code in REST-based services. They provide an effective toolbox to get your microservices up and running on both public and private clouds. Spring Microservices in Action, 2nd Edition teaches you to build microservice-based applications using Java and Spring. ...
Testing JavaScript Applications
Testing JavaScript Applications

Automated testing will help you write high-quality software in less time, with more confidence, fewer bugs, and without constant manual oversight. Testing JavaScript Applications is a guide to building a comprehensive and reliable JS application testing suite, covering both how to write tests and how JS testing tools work under the hood. You'll learn from Lucas de Costa, a core contributor to popular JS testing libraries, as he shares a quality mindset for making testing decisions that deliver a real contribution to your business. You'll benefit from informative explanations and diagrams, easily-transferable code samples, and useful tips on using the latest and most consolidated libraries and frameworks of the JavaScript ecosystem. Automated testing is essential to delivering good JavaScript applications every time. A complete testing strategy needs to cover functions in isolation, integration between different parts of your code, and correctness from the end user's perspective. Thi ...
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